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The Screwtape Letters Book


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Total Pages: 222

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Clive Staples Lewis was an English writer and lay theologian. He offered services in English at Oxford University and Cambridge University. His best work is fiction writing that includes many books, But The Screwtape Letters Book is his famous, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The pace Trilogy.

The Screwtape Letters, written by C.S Lewis, is a Christian apologetic story that the author had dedicated to his close friend J.R.R. Tolkien. This book is written in a fictional format and a satirical, epistolary style and published in 1942. The characters are meant to address Christian theological issues, primarily temptation and resistance.

Moreover, he also wrote non-fiction books including, Miracles, including Mere Christianity, and The Problem of Pain. Lewis, with his close friend J.R.R.Tolkien, served at the Oxford University on the English faculty. They were also a part of an informal group of literature at Oxford, known as Inkings. 

This is a series of letters collected from a senior demon Screwtapes that he wrote to Wormwood, a Junior Tempter. The uncle was responsible for the nephew and securing the damnation of a British man known only as” The Patient.”

The author came back to Anglicanism at the age of 32 because of his friends, especially Tolkien. Lewis became an ordinary layman of the Church of England. His faith affected his work deeply. Besides this, he was broadcasting on the radio on Christianity during wartime, hence got great acclaim. 


In his writing career, Lewis wrote more than 30 books. All the books have sold millions of copies and were translated into more than thirty languages worldwide. The novel, The Chronicles of Narnia, sold significant copies and played on TV, radio, and Cinemas. 

The book The Screwtape Letters, written by C.S Lewis, contains an imaginative series of lessons to demonstrate the importance of Christian belief by portraying a typical human life. This religion was seen from the temptations and failings from the devil’s viewpoints. 

Screwtape, the lead role of the novel, is an administrator in the bureaucracy of Hell and works as a teacher of his nephew Wormwood, who has no experience. There are 31 letters that are forming a book. He advised his nephew and introduced several methods of undermining God’s words and abandonment of God in” the Patient.” 

According to his advice, there are two powers that are considered good, selfish gain and power. He said that no devil could comprehend God’s love, nor humans can admit human virtue. 

These version letters were primarily published weekly in the Anglican periodical The Guardian during the wartime May and November 1941. In its standard edition, the author introduces the author how he chose to write his story. This work by Lewis is considered to be the best of all, although the author said it’s not fun to write this kind of work. 

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